Last week’s challenge: “Death Is On The Table“
I am traveling today, up at the hot spackled ass-crack of dawn to fly out to LA (“Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs”), so it seems only appropriate that this week’s writing challenge is about:
Travel — a journey of some sort — must figure into your story.
Moving from one place to another.
Point A to Point B.
Up to 1000 words.
Post at your space and give us a link so we can see it.
You’ve got one week. Due by Friday, April 27th, at noon (EST).
40 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: A Traveling Tale”
Count me in! This one should be fun!
[…] Fiction: The Journey April 20, 2012Posted by Jim Franklin This week’s flash fiction challenge from Chuck Wendig on Terribleminds.com is about travelling. It can be any genre, but no more than […]
I thought I’d get back to my horror / Twilight Zone ways and write this. Ingeniously called ‘The Journey’.
Hope you like it,
I came. I saw. I conquered.
994 les than 1,000.
(Not mine, but worth quoting.)
WUT U KNO BOUT WRITIN? ME HAS ALREADY MADE AM4 PAGE BOOK ON A ROLL OF TOILET PAPER AND SETN IT TOO BARNES AND NOBEL SO DEY CAN PABLISH IT. ME DIDN’T GET NO REPLIES WICH MEANS IT MUST’VE BEEN SO GOOD IT KILED THEM. IT’S NAME IS ‘MY STRANGE DONKEY FETISH’ AND WILL BE THE BEST 4 PAGE BOO, EVA (I EVEN LEFT 3 PAGES BLANK SO PEOPLE COULD REVLE IN HOW AWESOME IT WAS). ME IS BESTEST WRITER IN THE WROLD! F*CK THOSE OTHER SELF PULBISHED IDIOTS. THEY NO TRY. I DO TRY. I TRY SO MUCH I DIDN’T EVEN MAKE A COVER. I JUST SENT BARNES AND NOBAL ONE ROLL OF TOILET PAPER WITH ONE PAGE OF STORY TITLED ‘MY STRANGE DONKEY FETISH’ CAUSE I’M SO AWESOME. ME IS GONNA SELL MILILIONS!
I don’t know if I’ll be participating in this one, but wanted to wish you safe travels!
We are having some GORGEOUS weather right now so hopefully you packed expecting 80’s and 90’s! have a great time in LA!
A piece of historical fiction this time, in which I try to read the mind of a dead man.
journey huh? How about a long, one way drive to the country?
We travel multiple times a day…Some journeys are more eventful than others.
Here’s the actual link: https://ellenmgregg.com/flash-fiction-traveling/ 🙂
Well Well ,,,,
nice prompt this week !! Let me see what I would post!!
I See a Crimson Stream of Blood
Went metaphorical on the theme this week.
My mind is elsewhere, apparently. My offering: http://lesannberry.com/2012/04/waiting-in-eternity.html
Cheating a bit with this, as this is a story I wrote last year for another flash fiction challenge. But it seems to fit here, as the two characters are on a journey, specifically a hike over the moorland. Also slightly over length at 1050 words. It’s just called “The Wall”.
my first solid submission to flash fiction challenge.
the story is called ‘The Rapscallion’
I decided to take a modern approach to a classical myth: “Persephone’s journey.”
Here’s the link:
Sorry, by “modern” I mean the language used to compose it. The setting is still in ancient times. (Although I DID think about expanding it with a light S&M approach to the marriage. It’s highly unlikely the god of the underworld would restrict himself to “vanilla” relations with his wife.)
One should really pay attention to what one recieves in the mail. Especially when one is on a moving train facing the wrong end of a gun.
I give you: Long Black Train.
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‘Terminal’, meaning ‘the end’. http://www.blueinkalchemy.com/2012/04/23/flash-fiction-at-the-terminal/
Here is my contribution to this week’s challenge:
Um at the risk of sounding mercenarial, what’s the prize? 🙂
I know this is late and don’t expect a response but wanted to post here since I finally did it.
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Didn’t even need the full 1000 words for this little story.
It isn’t easy, leaving everything behind to do a service for your country.
here’s mine Felicity http://wp.me/p1BAlV-felicity
I’ve stopped by and read all the stories and left comments where allowed. Blogger sometimes won’t allow comments. Good stories all. Inspiring.
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Inspired by one series of a succession of weirdnesses that I might or might not have encountered on a particular day of long drives. The other oddities, I’ll keep by for future stories. 250-ish words here. I seem to be keeping them short, and hopefully snappy.
I cannot make the deadline for my traveling tale. I haven’t found the correct POV yet. But I’m still plugging away because I like my story.
I am pumped up about the new challenge. Random title generator… that is AWESOME!
Better late than never, I suppose. I couldn’t think of a title. Maybe someone will come up with something more clever than I did?
Just made it – fairy tale of course, with a bit of gore
I tried submitting this three days ago but apparently the internet ate it… and I waited to see if maybe comments were moderated and it would show up later.
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